Harper Seldin, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office, received the Large Firm Management Committee (LFMC) Public Service Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association. This award honors young lawyers who have made a difference in Philadelphia through extraordinary pro bono representation or public service to individuals or entities that address the challenges faced by communities in need in the city of Philadelphia. These Public Service Awards are made in support of Chancellor Deborah R. Gross’s commitment to expand the role and direct involvement of members of the Philadelphia Bar Association in public service and making a difference in the lives of people in our community.
Harper has made significant contributions in his pro bono legal work on a wrongful conviction, a clemency petition, and ongoing litigation in federal court defending transgender students’ right to nondiscriminatory access to restrooms in public high schools, as well through his work with the Young Friends of the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, as well as other charitable organizations whose missions are to address the challenges of Philadelphia communities of need. The award was presented on July 11 at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Citywide Summer Associate Event at Front & Palmer.